Valley Views: Lawrence Swamp, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst

Lawrence Swamp

Station Road, Lawrence Station, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst

Photograph and text by Eileen Donelan, Easthampton

Tired of being indoors in mid February, I went for a walk with a friend on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Amherst. Shortly after leaving the parking lot I came upon an unexpected scene where the swamp borders the trail that made me immediately stop. The dead clumps of grasses, a tree stump and reflections on the glistening surface of thin ice patches created a landscape scene of ethereal beauty. I was fortunate to have my camera with me so that I could capture the mood of the scene. Created with a DSLR camera and a wide angle lens.

Eileen Donelan is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.

Author: Going Green

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